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Divine Intervention

Divine Intervention

Director: Elia Suleiman
Year: 2003

At the center of the Middle East conflict, hearts beat in tragic comedy and deadpan irony.

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When I Saw You

When I Saw You

Director: Annemarie Jacir
Year: 2012

Jordan, 1967. The world is alive with change: brimming with reawakened energy, new styles, music and an infectious sense of hope. In Jordan, a different kind of change is underway as tens of thousands of refugees pour across the border from Palestine. Having been separated from his father in the chaos of war, Tarek, 11, and his mother Ghaydaa, are amongst this latest wave of refugees.

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The Idol

The Idol

Director: Hany Abu-Assad
Year: 2016

Gaza. Synonymous to so many with conflict, destruction and despair but to Mohammed Assaf, and his sister Nour, Gaza is their home and their playground. It’s where they, along with their best friends Ahmad and Omar, play music, football and dare to dream big. Their band might play on second hand, beaten up instruments but their ambitions are sky-high. For Mohammed and Nour, nothing less than playing the world famous Cairo Opera Hall will do. It might take them a lifetime to get there but, as Mohammed will find out, some dreams are worth living for. Along the way, Mohammed will experience tragedy and loss. The world around him will shatter. Through it all, however, he will somehow retain the hope that his voice will somehow deliver him from the pain that surrounds him and bring joy to others. He sings at weddings and he drives a taxi to pay for his university studies. Even as the siege around Gaza intensifies, the prison around them ever more forbidding, Mohammed knows he has a rare gift. To make people smile and forget their troubles.

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In The Image

In The Image

Director: Emmy Scharlatt, Judith Montell
Year: 2014

Palestinian women volunteers are given video cameras and record the brutality and human rights violations by Israelis that are a part of their daily lives.

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Omar

Omar

Director: Hany Abu-Assad
Year: 2013

Omar is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to cross the separation wall to visit his secret love Nadia. But occupied Palestine knows neither simple love nor clear-cut war. On the other side of the wall, the sensitive young baker Omar becomes a freedom fighter who must face painful choices about life and manhood. When Omar is captured after a deadly act of resistance, he falls into a cat-and-mouse game with the military police. Suspicion and betrayal jeopardize his longtime trust with accomplices and childhood friends Amjad and Tarek, Nadia's militant brother. Omar's feelings quickly become as torn apart as the Palestinian landscape. But it's soon evident that everything he does is for his love of Nadia.

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5 Broken Cameras

5 Broken Cameras

Director: Guy Davidi, Emad Burnat
Year: 2011

ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE - An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 BROKEN CAMERAS is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature.

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Fertile Memory

Fertile Memory

Director: Michel Khleifi
Year: 1980

Khleifi skillfully and lovingly crafts a portrait of two Palestinian women whose struggles both define and transcend the politics that have torn apart their homes and their lives. First full-length film shot in The West Bank.

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Salt of This Sea

Salt of This Sea

Director: Annemarie Jacir
Year: 2008

Annemarie Jacir's politically charged feature debut is the story of Soraya, a Brooklyn-born woman who travels to Palestine to retrieve her grandfather's savings, frozen in a Jaffa bank account after his 1948 exile. Her status as a dispossessed exile and encounter with contemporary politics provides a rare glimpse in to the Middle East of today.

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The Wanted 18

The Wanted 18

Director: Amer Shomali, Paul Cowan
Year: 2014

Through a clever mix of stop motion animation and interviews, The Wanted 18 recreates an astonishing true story: the Israeli army's pursuit of 18 cows, whose independent milk production on a Palestinian collective farm was declared "a threat to the national security of the state of Israel."

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Wedding in Galilee

Wedding in Galilee

Director: Michel Khleifi
Year: 1987

A small Palestinian village is given permission to hold a traditional wedding on the condition that Israeli military officers attend as guests of honor.

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